New Delhi. Rohit Sharma is the most talked about name in the world of cricket today. There is a reason for this too. He has been made the captain of all three formats of Team India. Rohit, who won the IPL title 5 times as captain, now the Indian team is also expecting the trophy. Today is a special day for them. Rohit is celebrating his 35th birthday today. He has scored 3 double centuries in One Day Internationals. No other batsman in the world has been able to do this feat. But Rohit had to struggle a long time to make a career in cricket. Due to poverty, he lived separately from his parents. He used to visit her once a week. But the position that Rohit has achieved today is very inspiring for anyone.
Rohit Sharma was born in Nagpur. His mother Poornima was from Andhra Pradesh. Father Gurunath Sharma was a caretaker in the transport firm. Due to his father’s low income, he lived with his grandfather and uncles in Borivali. Once a week, he used to visit his parents in Dombivali. He also has a younger brother Vishal Sharma. Rohit took part in a cricket camp in 1999 with his uncle’s money. In the camp, his coach Dinesh Lad asked him to change school. But Rohit was not ready for this.
Got scholarship and started training
Eventually Rohit Sharma changed school and he also got a scholarship. He kept on preparing for the next 4 years. He started as a cricketer as an off-spinner. But coach Dinesh Lad, seeing his batting, sent him to bat as an opener from number 8. In the Harris Shield tournament, Rohit proved this decision right and scored a century in the debut match as an opener.
Landed at number 8 in List-A match
Rohit Sharma started playing cricket at senior level on 25 February 2006 with Deodhar Trophy. His captain in this match was Parthiv Patel and in this match of List-A, he got a chance to bat at number 8. He remained unbeaten on 31 runs off 47 balls and also led the team to victory. Ravindra Jadeja along with him in the West Zone also returned unbeaten on 26 off 27 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara came as an opener for his team and scored 6 runs. This was the debut match of these days.
International debut in 2007
Rohit Sharma made his international debut in June 2007 in an ODI match against Ireland. After that he didn’t look back. He was also part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup in 2007. In the quarter-finals, he scored an unbeaten 50 off 40 balls against South Africa. In the final also he scored 30 not out off 16 balls against Pakistan. Not only this, he also performed well in 2015 and 2019 World Cup. However, the Indian team could not win the title.
Have scored centuries in all three formats
Rohit Sharma is one of the few players to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. He has scored 3137 runs in 45 Tests with 8 centuries and 14 half-centuries. He is yet to prove himself as a Test batsman. He has scored 9283 runs in 230 matches in ODIs at an average of 40. Has scored 29 centuries and 44 half-centuries. He has scored 3313 runs in 125 matches of T20 International with the help of 4 centuries and 26 half-centuries. He has scored more than 10 thousand runs in overall T20. He has also taken hat-trick in T20 cricket.
Now that Rohit Sharma has got the command of all three formats of Team India. He as the captain has proved himself in the IPL. T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia in October-November this year. Not only this, the ODI World Cup is to be played at home next year. Rohit will have an eye on both these titles.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 30, 2022, 06:00 IST